Category Archives: People

Mary Martin London + Article 10 The Royal Collection

Behind the Scenes Not many fashion designers are inspired by pieces of legislation but then not many fashion designers are like Mary Martin. In less than five years she has gained the sort of international recognition others would kill for. … Continue reading

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Mary Martin London + Africa Fashion Week London

Fashion Has a New Multiple teaser. You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

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Bohemia Restaurant + The Club Hotel + Spa St Helier + Lavender Farm Jersey

Eternally Rhapsodising | Love in a Warm Climate “So here we are…having our lovely cake and eating it too, one’s great aim in life.” Nancy Mitford We’re up Green Street. Chasing stars, potentially flickering, preferably established, Michelin stars. Steve Smith, … Continue reading

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The Garthwaite Family + Matfield House Kent

The House Where Time Doesn’t Stand Still Kent is pleasant in spring. Well, yes it is, but it’s jolly pleasant in summer too. Especially past the commuter belt, heading for the Weald. Even more especially when it’s one of the … Continue reading

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The Crespo Family + Le Channel Restaurant Calais

Burgher Joint “Son cadre, ses produits de la mer, ses vins…” Along Boulevard de la Résistance occupying a ground floor unit of a typical modernist Calais beachy block (think Corbu in Corfu) and looking diagonally across to Bassin du Paradis … Continue reading

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Calais + Parees

Twin Pearls Twin Peaks For a hot minute we’re racing with the fastest set in town.

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Lavender’s Blue + The Party

A Few Late Chrysanthemums    When the best parties are your own. With a little help from Celia Butler. “Thank you so much for this album of joy and splendour, a record of the day to day struggles of Life! You … Continue reading

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Clifton House King’s Lynn + Henry Bell

Saved by the Bell Who needs the walls to speak when there are learned historians in spades. It’s like The Interregnum happened yesterday. King’s Lynn is a microcosm of academia. Such rigour. Barley twist columns (inspired by Solomon’s Temple) supporting … Continue reading

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The Ginger Bistro Belfast + Simon McCance

Spicing it Up “Red hair, sir, in my opinion, is dangerous.” Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse Nick’s Warehouse was The Place for business lunch in 1990s Belfast. £10 for two courses. As its name suggests, the restaurant, something of a trailblazer, … Continue reading

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Farrier + Draper Powerscourt Centre Dublin

Centre of Activity Powerscourt House was built for entertaining. Robert Mack – the John O’Connell of his day – was the architect. Plasterwork by its 18th century whizz of a stuccodore Michael Stapleton jazzes up the interior. While most of … Continue reading

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